Ellie Goulding has dropped a new single featuring Lauv, “Slow Grenade.”
Goulding’s penchant for heart-on-sleeve lyricism is evident in “Slow Grenade,” which tells the tale of a messy relationship nearing its end. It’s the final single from her upcoming double album Brightest Blue, now due out this month instead of its original June release date.
“Slow Grenade” gives fans a taste of the album’s five-track, collaboration-heavy B-side, which Goulding has dubbed the “EG.0 side” and described as an alter ego to the A-side, which is 13 songs long.
“The first side is entirely written by me and I play most of the instruments,” Goulding said in an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden. “The second half is kind of like… an alter ego. I’m putting the songs on it that… [are] not quite as serious and not quite as heartfelt. They’re still my songs, so I had to separate them because they’re just not the same.”
The “EG.0” side of Brightest Blue also features previously released singles “Worry About Me” featuring blackbear, “Close to Me” with Diplo and Swae Lee, and “Hate Me” featuring the late Juice WRLD. The record will be released on July 17 via Polydor Records.
Lauv, on the other hand, recently dropped the EP Without You, the follow-up to his album ~how i’m feeling~.
Listen to their collaboration “Slow Grenade” here: